The "Information Facilitation Centre" located at the Centre for Environment Education(CEE) campus, serves as an interface with people of Ahmedabad and to visitors at CEE and its sister organizations Vikram Sarabhai Centre for Development Interaction (VIKSAT), Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA), Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) and Centre for Kachchh Heritage, Arts, Music and Information Resources (KHAMIR), providing an opportunity to orient them to Environment and Sustainable Development, including information on various schemes and programmes of the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India.
Visitors include people from NGOs and other organisations from within and outside Ahmedabad, schools and other such interested individuals.
National and international level and the strategy is to collaborate with others to build synergies, achieve a multiplier effect and enhance effectiveness.
The campus has over two hundred species of trees, shrubs and creepers. These in turn attract numerous species of birds. The hill has become home to many species of reptiles, some small mammals and several invertebrates and not to talk of the increasing Langoor population.
All this grew out of the fundamental belief in seeking the help of the community around the hill and sharing resources rather than cutting them off from their fair share and access to the resources.
The IFC offers a number of fascinating programmes and activities:
Offers one month Summer Vaccation Programme for children. Children could enroll on weekly basis or all the four weeks.
Annual Packages, Weekly Packages
Children's Day,Birthday Celebration
Celebrate festivals in an environment friendly way. Safe Holi (Using organic colours), safe Diwali ( celebrate by supporting cracker free Diwali) Uttarayan (celebrate this festival without harming birds). Join us for international days such as the World Environment Day, World Heritage Day and much more.
Display and Sale ofeco-friendly products,such as handicrafts, textiles, stationery, organic products like natural holi colours and much more. The eco-shop also offers publications on EE and ESD, developed doing landmark work in this area. It includes environment education and science education materials.
Showcasing variousenvironmental initiatives and examples.
The Projector will roll out frames related to various environmental issues, and real life eco-friendly examples of living.
Updates and happenings in the field of EE and ESD; activities of MoEF, CEE and its sister institutions, and interesting information relevant to the city are made available. A structured orientation programme is offered to the visitors.
The Centre offers membership to thecitizens of Ahmedabad that will entitle them to participate in various activities, get invited to popular lectures, and events; and access to CEE's facilities like the library, get special offers and discounts on ecofriendlyproducts. They will also be updated with all the latest updates and happenings at CEE.
Ms. Priya Nair, In Charge - CEE's IFC
Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad
Established as a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.